Will the citizens of Bangalore have to bear the extra burden of paying additional charges for their water? This and other subjects are on the additional agenda of the State Cabinet scheduled to be held on Thursday, according to sources.
The State Government is also reportedly proposing to set up a Karnataka State Health System Commission and this will also come up for approval. The other important projects coming up for discussion/approval in the Cabinet are: giving administration sanction for constructing 100-bed hospitals in Srinivasapura, Nargund and Bantwal taluk; revised estimate of Rs. 31.50 crore for a 250-bed hospital in Gadag district and Rs. 24.25 crore in Haveri district, Rs. 60.30 crore and Rs.13.75 crore for Chamarajanagar and Gulbarga district hospitals, respectively; construction of examination and lecturer rooms and an administrative building for the benefit of 375 students at KIMS; construction of a road over-bridge, subway and road connecting the bridge at Bellary in place of level-crossing no. 114; and a road connecting Kenjar and Mangalore airport new terminal. The Cabinet will take a decision on endorsing the proposal for taking up new development works in Chickballapur district. It is likely to drop the proposal to shift certain villages under Hemavati and Yagachi reservoir project areas, as they are not marshy.
A yatri nivas to be built at Sri Adichunchanagiri temple of Nagamangala taluk in Mandya district and water and drainage connection for Kukke Shri Subhramanya temple in Sullia taluk of Dakshina Kannada district are likely to get administration sanction.
Another decision to be taken by the Cabinet is the extension of the term of the Justice A.J. Sadashiva Commission of Inquiry till May 31, 2012, so that it can complete its proceedings. The administration sanction was likely to be given to the Rs. 20.7-crore proposal for laying a drinking water line for Jamakhandi town of Bagalkot district.
The Cabinet is also likely to give administrative sanction to a Rs. 5.7-crore project to Bellary, Channenahalli, Dodderi, T. Gollahalli, Doddaveeranahalli and Sorekunte tanks from Hemavati project at Tumkur branch canal.
Water would be supplied to Bellavi and five other surrounding villages in Tumkur district. The proposals to stock different types of fertilizers through the Karnataka State Cooperative Marketing Federation for the next monsoon crops and establishing a multi-purpose exhibition centre at Hubli are also likely to come up for discussion.